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(SPEEDWAY 1)DAVID Croucher is to take over the daily running of Premier League Somerset for next season.And Oak Tree Arena landowner Bill Hancock is on the verge of becoming the club's new owner after agreeing a deal to purchase the rider assets from former boss Mike Golding.Former Isle of Wight man Croucher said: "It's an exciting new era for everyone connected with the club. Team building has started."(SPEEDWAY 2)WOLVERHAMPTON have agreed terms with club legend Peter Karlsson for an emotional return to the club.< /div> Karlsson missed last season to spend more time with his family back in Sweden but is now ready to lead the Black Country side.He said: "We'll have a mixture of youth and experience at Wolverhampton and I'm looking forward to it. We're determined to get back where we belong."(SPEEDWAY 3)POOLE have added Jason Doyle and Joe Screen to their side for next season.Doyle proved popular at Premier League Somerset and Screen=2 0was a surprise omission from Belle Vue's plans.Pirates chief Matt Ford said: "Jason can become world class and in Joe we have a rider who is capable of riding much better than his average suggests.It's a new challenge for him and one he's keen to meet head-on."(SPEEDWAY 4)OLLY Allen is on his way back to Coventry as their second confirmed signing.Allen will also enjoy a testimonial meeting on a date to be arranged thanks to his time with the Bees and Swindon.Coventry boss Colin Pratt said: "Olly has been a very solid rider for us over the last three years, and you can see how much he's improved by his involvement in the World Cup squad."

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